Armata has become an “institution” associated not only with Spetses but with the entire country. It is - among other things - about the naval battle at Spetses, which took place on September 8, 1822, when a revolutionary named Kosmas Barbatsis defied danger, approached and set the Turkish flagship afire, sinking it at the harbour. His action played a decisive part in the battle’s outcome as it forced the enemy to flee.
The Armata celebrations are centred each year on the reenactment of the naval battle on Spetses with the setting on fire of a model of the Turkish flagship. Quite a few mostly cultural events for the young of all ages are to take place this year -as always- to celebrate the anniversary.
This year’s celebrations include theatre performances, concerts of traditional and modern music, dance shows and exhibitions. The celebrations will culminate with the reenactment of the sea battle on Saturday, September 13. Colourful fireworks mark the end of the event.
Visit Spetses this year in September and take part in the island's glorious history enjoying at the same time its beauties and gastronomy.
For more info: www.spetses.gr
Courtesy of the Municipality of Spetses
|Dates: 08/09/2014 – 14/09/2014. Area: Spetses – Argolic Gulf. Place: Spetses. Start. T.: For info, contact Spetses Municipality (+30 22983 20010).|